UPDATE - 4:45PM - Nevada Highway Patrol says 34-year-old Dietrich DeJean of Reno had been driving the silver 2004 BMW 2-door coupe, while 28-year-old Justin A. Stevens of Carson City was driving a blue 2004 Suzuki GSXR600. After Stevens' body was ejected from the bike, he traveled more than several hundred feet on the concrete highway surface, crossing all seven northbound travel lanes, before coming to rest near the right portion of the freeway. The BMW sedan skidded out of control and came to rest on its wheels near the center median area.
Dietrich was not injured in the collision and was initially placed into handcuffs as the initial trooper on scene thought Dietrich may have attempted to flee the crash location. Meanwhile, several motorists had stopped to render aid to Stevens prior to the arrival of REMSA personnel minutes later. NHP says the injuries Stevens sustained are not believed to be life-threatening, but he did receive road rash on most of his body. He was still being medically evaluated this afternoon at Renown Regional Medical Center.
NHP says they received conflicting statements about the details of the crash. The Major Accident Investigation Team, or MAIT, was dispatched to the location to provide their assistance with the investigation. Once the investigation is completed, our agency will request a warrant for any and all applicable criminal charges of both drivers to the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office for review.
Four of the seven travel lanes at the crash location were temporarily closed for just over an hour so troopers could complete their on-scene portion of the investigation.
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The driver of a motorcycle heading northbound on Highway 395 was transported to Renown Hospital after crashing with a BMW vehicle and being ejected from the bike.
According to Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers at the scene, the driver of the motorcycle and the driver of the BMW were racing on Highway 395 North, reaching speeds above 100 MPH, when the two crashed just south of I-80, near the Spaghetti Bowl.
The motorcycle driver was taken to Renown with non-life threatening injuries and the driver of the BMW was fine. Three lanes were blocked while emergency personnel were on scene, but the lanes are now open.